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Breakfast Fried Rice

  • Author: Pasta Ragazza
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
  • Category: Brunch
  • Cuisine: Japanese


My mom's Breakfast Fried Rice is the best way to wake up on a Saturday morning.  It's savory, full of texture, and makes for the most flavorful leftovers.  Top it off with a jammy 6-minute egg and enjoy!



  • 3 cups Japanese short grain rice
  • 12 oz bacon, chopped
  • 1 12 oz can SPAM, cubed
  • 2 cups soy sauce
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 6 celery ribs, chopped
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • 3 tbsp furikake
  • 6 eggs, room temperature
  • Cracked black pepper to taste



Rice Cooker

  1. Place the uncooked rice in the rice cooker cooking bowl and rinse with water until the water is clear.
  2. Drain the washing water completely.
  3. Add the fresh water and place the cooking bowl inside the rice cooker.
  4. Follow the rice cooker instructions.
  5. Set the cooked rice aside.


  1. Place the uncooked rice in a cast iron pot or a pot with a thick bottom and rinse with water until the water is clear.
  2. Drain the washing water completely.
  3. Add the fresh water and place the lid on the pot.
  4. Cook the rice on high heat at first.  Once it begins to boil, lower the heat to low-medium.
  5. Cook for 15-20 minutes without removing the lid.
  6. Turn off the heat and allow the rice to steam for an additional 10 minutes.
  7. Set the cooked rice aside.

6-Minute Soft Boiled Eggs

  1. Boil water over medium heat in a large saucepan.
  2. Using a slotted spoon, carefully lower the eggs into the water.  Cook for 6 minutes.
  3. Remove the eggs from the boiling water and transfer them to a cold bowl of water.  Allow them to chill for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Use a spoon to gently crack the eggs.  Carefully peel off the shell.

Breakfast Fried Rice

  1. In a large dutch oven or cast iron pot, cook the bacon on medium heat.  After 5 minutes, add the cubed SPAM and cook for an addition 5 minutes, or until the meats are lightly browned and have crispy edges.
  2. Remove the bacon and SPAM and set side.
  3. Remove half of the excess oil from the pot and set aside.
  4. Add the onion to the pot and cook for 5-7 minutes.
  5. Incorporate the celery and 1/2 cup soy sauce and cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until the celery is tender.
  6. Add in the cooked rice one cup at a time, folding the ingredients into the rice.
  7. Add an additional 1 1/2 cups of soy sauce to the pot and fold the ingredients until all of the rice is evenly coated.
  8. Season with pepper to taste and fold in the bacon, SPAM, scallions, and furikake until the rice is homogenous.
  9. Serve in bowls and top with a soft-boiled egg.

Keywords: fried rice, breakfast fried rice, Japanese, brunch